Saturday, July 23, 2005

life in the gulf Coast

I got this as a forward, but it is really true!





We might as well laugh



You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.

You have more than 300 C and D batteries in your kitchen drawer

Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti Os

You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering
your windows.

When describing your house to a prospective buyer, you say it has
three bedrooms, two baths and one safe hallway.

Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.

You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot

You are delighted to pay $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded

The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.

You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the pool.

You own more than three large coolers>

You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel the
least bit guilty about it.

You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking "It'll only take a
gallon of gas to get there and back"

You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your

Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can <o:p></o:p>

assemble a portable generator by candlelight.

You catch a 13-pound redfish. In your driveway.

You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance

At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the biggest

You have had Vienna sausage more than 5 days in a row

There is a roll of tar paperin your garage.<o:p></o:p>

You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at
the Weather Channel.

Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.

Ice is a valid topic of conversation

Your "drive-thru" meal consists of MRE's and bottled water.

You spend more time on your roof then in your living room.

You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or a tree

A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.

You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.

Your child's first words are, "hunker down

Having a tree in your living room doesnot necessarily mean it's Christmas.

Toilet Paper is elevated to coin of the realm at the shelters.

You know the difference between the "good side" of a storm and the "bad

Your kids start school in August and finish in July.

You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning


jmorancoyle said...

    Now that's funny. I just hope it's in jest and that tree is not sitting in the living room because Dennis carried your roof into Kansas.


gaboatman said...

Just another day in the life of a Gulf Coast resident, eh?  Too funny!

karebear4x4 said...

This is hilarious!   now i know i don't want to live in the Gulf Coast...~kbear

b4i8clover said...

These are great. Many of these could apply to any area of the country where disasters such as flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes & ice storms occur.
Bon & Mal

jtuwliens said...

This is good!!!!!

lurkynat said...

Marti Wowser! :):) veryveyr funny!natalie

paisleyskys said...

Wishing you health, happiness and laughter.

edandmariann said...

I live in NC and we get our share of them here near the coast as well.  And you had me laughing at some of it, because it is truem,  too true!  Yes and I actually did have a tree in my house once and it wasnt Christmas.  I was a kid alone by myself too, noone expected the storm.  My school let out early, and my older brother's didnt.  And I sat in that sturdy hallway the whole time.  lol
Love ya,